Bernadeth Atrinindarti

Master of Applied Science in Advanced Nutrition Practice

Bernadeth is a dedicated and highly skilled nutrition specialist. She earned two Nutrition degrees, a Bachelor of Human Nutrition from Diponegoro University in Indonesia and a Master of Applied Science in Advanced Nutrition Practice from University of Otago.

These academic foundations have laid the groundwork for her future career in the nutrition field and ignited her interest in the intersection of food science and human health.

Bernadeth started her journey with an internship in a hospital as a nutritionist and conducted several field works in the community, focusing on nutritional assessments and planning various nutrition programmes.

While completing her master’s degree she conducted one-on-one counselling for athletes aiming to enhance their performance and was also a part of several projects with the Swimming Otago and Otago rugby team.

Bernadeth also completed Level 1 International Society for the Advancement of Kinanthropometry (ISAK) Accredited Anthropometrist in 2020.

Currently, she continues her professional career as a Production Manager in a food manufacturer. As a nutritionist, her goal is to encourage a healthy balanced diet and share the evidence-based knowledge for people to live healthier and longer lives.


  • 2020–2021 Master of Applied Science in Advanced Nutrition Practice, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand
  • 2020 Level 1 International Society for the Advancement of Kinanthropometry (ISAK) Accredited Anthropometrist, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand
  • 2014–2018 Bachelor of Nutrition Science (Human Nutrition), Diponegoro University, Indonesia

Professional Interests & Specialist Areas

  • Food science
  • Sport nutrition
  • Health and well-being
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Articles written by Bernadeth Atrinindarti
  • Anti-cancer foods: The Healthiest Herbs and Spices (Part 1)
    Cancer is on the rise, and though our cancer mortality rates are decreasing due to advancements in medicine, people are still going through the traumatic experience of cancer treatments. Perhaps, it’s time to focus on prevention instead of treatment, which is where nature comes to the rescue.
  • Anti-cancer foods: The Healthiest Herbs and Spices (Part 2)
    Today, we continue our journey as we search for the most healing, protective, and well-researched anti-cancer herbs and spices. We have covered another 10 herbs that you should have in your pantry or in your garden, and preferably use daily and rotate often for best effects.
  • Anti-cancer foods: The Healthiest Herbs and Spices (Part 3)
    Recent statistics show that there is a significant increase in cancer in people under 50, such as cancer of colon, breast, liver and esophagus. Whether this can be attributed to poor diet and lifestyle remains to be seen. Nonetheless, it’s important to know what foods to avoid and which herbs…
  • Anti-cancer foods: The Healthiest Herbs and Spices (Part 4)
    Modern medicine has an integral part in our health and life, however, we should have an approach to it “in case of emergency break glass”. This means that looking after ourselves and our health should be our primary responsibility, which is where many foods, such as herbs and spices can…
  • Copper: Heart, Hair and Skin Health
    Copper is an essential trace mineral that is important for various processes within our body. Despite being required in relatively small amounts, its presence is indispensable for maintaining optimal health and well-being since it’s involved in energy production, iron metabolism, neurotransmitter synthesis and several other processes.
  • Intermittent Fasting – Diet with actual health benefits
    With the increase in metabolic related diseases over the last decade, it might be a good time to look back in history and see our grandparents' eating habits, since for many of them reaching 90 years of age was a “walk in the park”. Does eating less frequently mean that…
  • The Healthiest Diets: Plant-based Diet vs Omnivorous Diet (Part 1)
    When compared to an omnivorous diet, a plant-based diet has shown to improve several important health markers, such as body mass index (BMI), cardiovascular and cognitive health, and decrease risks of cancer and diabetes. This sounds great, however, we need to look more closely into the studies to see what…
  • The Healthiest Diets: Plant-based Diet vs Omnivorous Diet (Part 2)
    In the second part of looking into these two types of diets, we see that plant-based diets can assist with cognitive health, diabetes and reduce the risk of chronic kidney disease. However, they also might increase the risk of non-communicable diseases due to micronutrient deficiencies.
  • The Blue Zones: Learn the Secrets of Living Longer and Being Healthier
    Blue Zones are regions of the world where residents have a longer life expectancy and lower rates of chronic disease than the expected average. The culture within Blue Zones, such as daily activities, social networks, and diet, appears to be the main influence in this phenomenon.
  • Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)
    Vitamin B2 is a water-soluble vitamin that helps our body to metabolize macronutrients and create energy. Riboflavin can be obtained from foods, but even with consumption of (processed) fortified food products, vitamin B2 deficiency can still occur. A better understanding of vitamin B2 might be helpful to improve our health.
  • Vitamin B3 (Niacin)
    Vitamin B3, also called niacin, is one of the water-soluble vitamins, belonging to the vitamin B complex. It can be obtained from many food sources and fortified food products, and can be taken as a dietary supplement. However, important to note is that only 30% of niacin is absorbed, and…